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Upcoming Legislative Hearings

The Texas Legislature will hold hearings Jan. 30 to discuss trauma funding and March 22 to discuss substance abuse and opioids. On Jan. 30 at 10:00 am, the Senate Finance Committee will convene in room E1.036 of the Capitol to review revenue sources currently funding the state’s trauma system and the impact of declining revenues…

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HHSC Seeking Members for Various Advisory Committees

Texas Health & Human Services Commission is currently seeking members for various advisory committees. Hospital Payment Advisory Committee: If you are interested in the advisement on adjustments for disproportionate share hospitals to ensure reasonable, adequate and equitable payments to hospital providers and to address the essential role of rural hospitals, you might be interested in being…

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REMINDER: DSHS to Allow Affidavit for FY 2018 EMS Allotment Funding

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS\Trauma Systems is finalizing funding decisions and calculating the distribution formulas for fiscal year (FY) 2018 EMS Allotment/Allocation of the EMS and Trauma Care System Account (911 funds), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 funds) and the Designated Trauma…

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Affidavit Allowed for FY 2018 EMS Allotment Funding

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of EMS\Trauma Systems is finalizing funding decisions and calculating the distribution formulas for fiscal year (FY) 2018 EMS Allotment/Allocation of the EMS and Trauma Care System Account (911 funds), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 funds) and the Designated Trauma…

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Next PAC Meeting to Take Place November 20th in Austin

The Perinatal Advisory Council will have its fifth and final meeting of 2017 on Monday November 20th from 10:30-3:30 in Austin.  They will meet in the public hearing rooms (1st floor) at the Brown-Heatly building located at 4900 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78751. If you cannot attend in person this meeting will be webcast. To watch click…

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Texas HHS Posts Hurricane Harvey Presentations

The Texas Health & Human Services Commission has posted several new presentations related to Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey Evacuation and Impacts to the State Operated Facilities Hurricane Harvey Disaster SNAP Hurricane Harvey Response: Long-term Care Facility Evacuations

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Senate Finance to Examine Trauma Funding

The Senate Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00am to hear invited and public testimony on several interim charges including:  Trauma Funding: Review revenue sources currently funding the trauma system and the impact of declining revenues and in General Revenue – Dedicated accounts. Evaluate the impact of statutory changes affecting…

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Texas TQIP Hiring Part-Time Contractor

The Texas Trauma Quality Improvement Program Collaborative (Texas TQIP) is hiring a part-time contractor for 2018 to assist the elected leadership in implementing the goals of the collaborative. This individual will be tasked with data analysis, scheduling and managing meetings, as well as pursuing financial sponsorships. A clinical trauma background and familiarity with national TQIP are required.…

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